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WORST RECAST


TIMOTHY GIBBS AS KEVIN, ONE LIFE TO LIVE


Since 1991, OLTL had been through no fewer than five different Kevins. In 1996, they finally hit the jackpot with No. 6 - Kevin Stapleton. Although the actor wasn't an instant hit with viewers, they eventually warmed up to his sarcastic portrayal of the oldest Buchanan brother and managed to accept the fact that he was engaged in a fun, steamy affair with Cassie, the preacher's wife. Heck, Stapleton even won our honors for Best Recast in 1996. Which is why we were dumbfounded when the new regime inexplicably recast the popular actor with Timothy Gibbs (ex-Gary, AW). Suddenly, the happy-go-lucky Kevin we had grown to love was dark, intense and brooding. Could that really have been Kevin holding a gun to Todd's head? Nothing personal against Gibbs - he is a fine actor - but we simply do not understand why OLTL found it necessary to fix something that wasn't broken.
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SOD Best & Worst -- 1998 · Soap Opera History & Discussion